As a pair of plastic pink flamingos taught the world in 1957, lawn ornaments can add charm and personality to any yard or garden. While the popularity of the pink flamingo persists, you may opt for something a tad more understated. Stone ornaments are more resilient than plastic, improve aesthetically with age, and are easy to find in a range of sizes and styles to match any taste.
The Green Green Grass of Home
That perfect stone ornament will add beauty and charm to a healthy yard or garden, but there isn’t a statue out there that can camouflage a long-neglected lawn. Before you dive into stone landscape design, mow, water, and weed to make sure your yard is ready to showcase your statement. When the time comes, place your ornaments near a border—a path, a sidewalk, a fence—where they’ll not only be safe from lawn mowers and frolicking neighbor children, but will look better than they might marooned in a sea of front lawn.
When you work hard on your yard or garden, you’re creating a natural world of your own, so you should select lawn ornaments that express you and your creative vision. What inspires you? The little critters you might meet in the woods? Choose a small stone turtle or a lazy stone frog. If you’re objective is more meditational, consider a Buddha, a pagoda, or even a fountain as a focal point. A more whimsical gardener might let his fancy take wing with a serene angel or a mischievous gargoyle.
Know Your Stone
Lawn ornaments are often carved from limestone or marble. Because they will be especially susceptible to moisture, marble ornaments in humid climates should be professionally sealed. “Cast stone” ornaments are made of concrete, which is especially weather resilient and will hold color for a long time.
Be creative and have fun. If you pick ornaments that are meaningful to you, you’ll feel at home in your yard for years to come. At E.W. Granite & Marble we can provide repair and sealing services to make sure your outdoor features stay just as beautiful as they day they were installed. For more information about our natural stone services give us a call or click here for a quote.